The Werribee Open Range Zoo in Melbourne, Australia is trying to get everyone as close to the animal action as possible.
They're getting you so close, that a lion will jump up onto the hood of the safari car you're sitting in. Yes, a real-life lion... Baited by raw meet on the hood.
Why don't these people look scared for their lives?! It's not because they're the bravest people in Australia.
The zoo came up with quite the clever idea: Putting a super hard, very clear glass wall in the lion exhibit that makes it possible for you to be right in the action, without the possibility of the lion getting to you.
I LOVE this idea! It's a lot like aquariums, I feel. The seals always come right up to the glass.
I still don't think I'd be able to handle the big thing jumping up onto the hood, though... No matter how much of a crazy cat lady I am.
Now... Can we bring this to the National Zoo?!?